Pivotal Gaetano Pesce Collection to Go on Display in New York Exhibition

Photography by Daniel Kukla/courtesy of Friedman Benda and Gaetano Pesce.

At age 79, Gaetano Pesce’s influence is still going strong. B&B Italia celebrated the 50th anniversary of his iconic Up chair this year by exhibiting an enormously oversize version of it in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo during Salone del Mobile. But from October 24 to December 14, Friedman Benda in New York is focusing on the pivotal period of his career from 1968 to 1992 with “Gaetano Pesce: Age of Contaminations.” On display are rarely seen works from historic collections and early prototypes, such as his 1970’s red-epoxy model for the monumental Carenza Bookcase.

Photography by Daniel Kukla/courtesy of Friedman Benda and Gaetano Pesce.
Photography by Daniel Kukla/courtesy of Friedman Benda and Gaetano Pesce.
Photography by Daniel Kukla/courtesy of Friedman Benda and Gaetano Pesce.

> See more from the October 2019 issue of Interior Design

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